Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2018

A great panel discussion, “Criminal Minds” with Michael Robotham, Leigh Straw and Garry Disher this afternoon.

 

MRRWF2018

 

Tomorrow I am taking part in a workshop led by Garry Disher – “Writing Crime Fiction.” As a reader I think I will get great insights from this session.

I Think I Am Being Sent A Message

Over the past few weeks I have read 3 books; A Place to Remember, True Blue and the Book of Colours, (4 if you include the The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart with its gorgeous cover and flower art between the covers) that have spoken to me about art, painting, creativity and the therapeutic value of creativity. The universe feels like it is sending me a message, to say I have been inspired is an understatement – I cannot stop painting! And I am loving the process.

 

A Place to Remember True BlueThe Book of Colours

 

 

 

Margaret River Region Open Studios

colour pop exhibition anita revel

Do you need a pop of colour in your life? Does your creative energy energy need a boost? Do you need inspiration? Or want to talk to like minded creatives? Well the Margaret River Region Open Studios is for you (28 April – 13 May 2018).  The artists are generous with their time and their conversation – happy to talk creative process.

Today I visited four studios/galleries and talked about the use of leather and gold leaf in Molly Coy’s  work, talked about the inspiration a historical, photographic crime journal, provided to artist  Deanne Haddow, discussed process, acrylic pours, special ingredients, peacocks and then had a little card reading (Affirmation Goddess Oracle cards) with Anita Revel and if that wasn’t enough art and art talk for one day, I finished the tour with a browse of the  Margaret River Gallery – such a great variety of styles, modern and traditional here.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Margaret River Region Open Studios – one hundred and thirty artists open their doors to the public – what a great idea!

 

opening Anita in front of large dreamcatcher Dreams Come True

Tomorrow is a new day – and more studios to visit!